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Title:  Senior Cyber Threat Hunter




Requisition ID: 111109

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The Team
Scotiabank’s Cyber Security Services Threat Hunt team is responsible for identifying and assessing cyber-security and insider (people) threats posing potential risk and harm to Scotiabank.


The Role
The Senior Cyber Threat Hunter works as part of a pro-active investigation team that iteratively analyzes information across various data sources, facilitates establishing the likelihood of business impact, and helps to identify control enhancements to mitigate/isolate risk to business operations.  The Senior Cyber Threat Hunter effectively collaborates with key stakeholders globally to develop, implement, and integrate the team's continuous improvement capabilities to minimize the cost of performing pro-active investigations. 


Is this role right for you?

  • You want to lead threat hunting operations using analytics-driven, awareness-driven, and intelligence-driven analysis methodologies to detect and mitigate threats across the enterprise. 
  • You thrive to develop and implement processes and technologies to reduce costs and minimize business impacts during threat hunting engagements.   
  • You excel in developing and implementing processes and technologies to reduce costs and minimize business impacts during threat hunting engagements.
  • You are passionate about new technologies and enjoy the challenges of continually analysing and recommending security solutions and controls to improve deficiencies identified during all phases of investigations. 
  • You are diligent with ensuring that proper chain of custody is maintained and that all evidence recovery and collection methods are conducted, managed, and archived in a manner consistent to maintain preservation, and the protection of evidence in its original form.
  • Adhering to industry standard principles, methodologies, and techniques when gathering, processing, handling and storing digital evidence is a part of your DNA.
  • You love to collaborate with and support various security teams to develop and maintain mechanisms for occurrence reporting and the consistent management of threat hunting engagements. 

Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role?

  • You have a strong and constant approach to critical thinking, threat analysis and problem solving while maintaining both a creative and detailed orientation to job and team accountabilities. 
  • The ability to work extremely well under pressure while maintaining a high level of professionalism is critical to success in this role.
  • You have an expertise with Windows/Unix operating systems, mobile devices, PC hardware and PC networking.
  • You have working knowledge of major programming languages (python, objective C, C#, SQL, AQL, others).
  • You have knowledge and experience with data mining and analytics using relational databases (i.e. Microsoft SQL).
  • You possess advanced communication (verbal/written/presentation) skills in English. The same in Spanish is a strong asset.
  • You will have 4+ years working experience in information/cyber security or a related field; or a bachelor’s degree in an approved field from an accredited university and a minimum of +2 years of documented and relevant experience.
  • A professional certifications and membership of associations in the field of information/cyber security is preferred, but not required.  Certifications such as: Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) would be assets.


What's in it for you?

  • While our focus is on finding someone to support Enterprise technologies, we are part of a global information security team that supports various business lines globally.  As a team we have access and support to a wide variety of security technologies and support a global enterprise in a proactive manner.
  • Our primary office in Scarborough is freshly renovated with a design focus on enabling collaboration through both environment and technology.
  • Onsite cafeteria plus complimentary hot beverage stations in the workplace.
  • Minutes by TTC bus from Warden subway station on Line 2.
  • Free employee shuttle service connecting the IT campus with nearby GO stations.
  • Free onsite & offsite employee parking with charging stations for electric vehicles onsite.
  • Dress codes don't apply here, being comfortable does.
  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create beautiful customer experiences.
  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world.
  • We foster an environment of innovation and continuous learning.
  • We offer a competitive total rewards package, including a performance bonus, company matching programs (pension & Employee Share Ownership), generous vacation; health/medical/wellness benefits; employee banking privileges.



Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Scarborough 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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